On the one hand, it's a color that you're not going to find anywhere else (that I know of). It dries a rich golden yellow. On the other hand, it's a weird color. When it goes on the page it is a weird ear-wax yellow color. It dries nice, but it looks gross until it's dried. In fact, I used it a couple of times and I was going to ditch it almost immediately. But when I looked back at the page, I quite liked what I saw.
On the other, other hand, it doesn't really behave very well. It spreads and it bleeds. As you can see in the video (below) the big swatch almost bled through Rhodia.
On the final hand, it does a neat trick when you wash it with water. It turns purple. The gold comes right off of the page, and it leaves behind a purple ink. Interesting trick, Nathan. Very neat.
**One final thing: The pen I used it in was the Lamy Vista, and it seems like I have a little bit of shiny purple staining on the front of the section just back of the nib. I bet it'll clean off with some amonia (or some JB's Perfect Pen Cleaner), but be wary of putting it in demonstrators that are piston-filled. It might stain your plastic. **
|Took this under fluorescent lights, and my camera was flummoxed.|
Here is the water-test video.